Hollybush is supported by Leeds City Council and the Big Lottery Fund
Hollybush is a busy centre and most of our staff are out during the day delivering projects and supporting volunteers. We therefore ask that general phone enquiries and referrals are made Mon-Fri from 11am-2pm where possible, and TCV will aim to have a staff member available to help you. 0113 274 2335
Please note even in this window the person on duty may be dealing with a caller to the building or another phone call. Whenever your call is not answered, please do leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you for your consideration and patience, we really do want to talk to you about volunteering at TCV Hollybush!
Thanks to the surfacing work on the Leeds Liverpool Canal Towpath, and the fact it has finally stopped raining, we are seeing a few customers come in for lunch. The canal is a good place to get a dry(ish) walk at this time of year and we are open for lunches and cake Tuesday to Thursday. See menu here
Enrollments for Gardening Classes started this week - 6th January - with classes themselves starting next week. There are still a few spaces on both Wednesday and Friday so ring us if you want to start some NEW YEAR Gardening.
Woodwork and Coppicing/Woodland management also enrol next week to start the week beginning 18th.
Find out all about our new course on the training page!
Our hardworking Woodwork team now have an Etsy store. If you need a gift for a loved one, or even want to treat yourself to something nice for the garden or house, then check out the shop!
The Hollybush Project has extra places supported now, so we need more volunteers to help out. Anyone who loves working with people and who can commit to one or two days a week can get involved. The group does all sorts of activities including gardening here at Hollybush, walking the canal, looking after raised beds at Kirstall Abbey baking cakes and serving in the Hollybush Cafe, and lots of arts and crafts. If you want to find our more Contact our volunteer coordinator Jess.
We undertake a wide range of conservation activities and provide lots of opportunities for volunteers. Hollybush has a unique atmosphere. Our work standards are high but we have a relaxed and sociable approach which makes this a great place to be. Why not join us and discover it for yourself?
Contact our volunteer coordinator Jess to find out how you can get involved today.
What's in it for you?
There is always something going on at Hollybush, whether its going out with one of our practical teams (Tuesday to Friday every week) to do some hands-on conservation work, supporting our students on the gardening course or helping around the gardens at Hollybush.
Come along, join us! You don’t need green fingers to volunteer and help improve local green spaces! Get your (old) woolly jumper on and join in!
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
Tuesday 9th - Thursday 11th February.
Two projects this week...
We'll be building a boardwalk at Lineham Farm (Tues & Wed), and carrying out some path clearance work (Thurs)
Tree planting at Briscoe Moor Farm near Harrogate - a variety of native species.
As per usual, meet at Hollybush, ready to leave at 9.30am.
Please ignore the messsage below - it's a software glitch. We are definitely going out!!!
All you need is a packed lunch and suitable clothing! Wrap up warm, come along to Hollybush for 9am to complete a form and have a cuppa before our daily briefing... then go out with us on a minibus to one of the above projects.
See you soon!